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Press Releases: Tribute to Ophthalmology Chair Joseph Walsh, MD, to be Held May 11

NEW YORK, NY (February 2012) -- Joseph B. Walsh, MD, FACS, FRCOphth,Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York Medical College, The Belinda Bingham Pierce & Gerald G. Pierce Distinguished Chair of Ophthalmology—who began his career as an eye resident at NYEE in 1970—is now retiring as Chairman after 23 years of service.

Under Dr. Walsh’s leadership, New York Eye and Ear has evolved into an internationally-recognized center of excellence for advanced ophthalmology diagnosis and treatment; a preeminent teaching nexus for the training of residents, fellows and medical students from around the world; and an innovative center for ophthalmology research and education.

As a celebration of Dr. Walsh’s excellence as a physician, teacher, mentor and humanitarian, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, the New York Eye and Ear Alumni Association, New York Medical College and the New York Eye and Ear Ophthalmology Associates, PC are co-sponsoring a very special event:

New York Eye and Ear Alumni Association
Annual Dinner & Award Presentation/ Tribute to Dr. Walsh
Friday, May 11, 2012

6:00-7:30 Cocktail Reception
7:30-10:00 Dinner & Award Presentation
“583 Park” (Corner of Park Avenue & 63rd Street in Manhattan)

Proceeds of the tribute will benefit the newly created Joseph B. Walsh, MD Ophthalmology Research & Education Fund, a projected $1 million endowment fund which will be utilized to enhance retinal research and education through support of fellowships, and/or specific research and education programs.

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